DPI-230: Legitimacy and Resistance

Semester: Not Offered

Credit: 1.0

Faculty: Arthur Applbaum


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This course examines theories of political legitimacy and of justified dissent and resistance from the French Wars of Religion in the 16th century to the Arab Spring today. Readings from the Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Immanuel Kant, and John Rawls. Prerequisite: one course in ethics, moral philosophy, political philosophy, or political theory.

Not offered in 2015-16.










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